HAPPY VINAYAKA CHAVITHI!!!
Vinayaka Chavithi Special Recipes
Kudumulu or Undrallu is the traditional Andhra dish made on the Vinayaka Chavithi festival to offer as prasadam to Lord Ganesh.
Sweet vs Savory:
There are two variations of kudumulu, one is made Savory/Salted and the other variation is made sweet known as bellam kudumulu. Different regions of people make different types of Kudumulu. For the salted variation we use rice rava but for the sweeter version, we use rice flour.
At my home, We usually prepare salted ones. So I am sharing the same with step by step instructions. I will share the recipe of Bellam kudumulu with you some other time.
My grandmother used to sing the below song after offering kudumulu or undrallu to Lord Ganesha.
Oo bojja ganapayya nee bantu ne nayya
undralla taddiki dandu pampu
kammani neyi unu kadu mudhapappu nu bojja
virugaga dinuchu poralu konuchu
Jaya Mangalam Nithya Subha Mangalam !!
Prepare all the Vinayaka chavithi special recipes, offer to Lord Ganesha, pray well, eat well and stay happy:)
How to make Savory Kudumulu or Undrallu :
We can prepare rice rava at home or we can also use the store brought rava. I always prefer to use homemade rava.
How to make Rice rava at home
- Wash and drain the rice completely.
- Spread the rice on a cloth and dry them in the sun or under the fan.
- When the rice is dried completely, transfer them into a dry blender.
- Pulse them for 2-3 times to make a coarse rava. If you like fine rava, you can pulse them for a few more times but do not over blend as it turns into flour.
Preparation for Kudumulu
- Take a thick bottomed vessel, add 2 cups of water and tsp of salt.
- Also, add soaked chana dal, chopped coconut. I love to add coconut which gives chunky texture in every bite. While offering to god you will use freshly broken coconut. Let them boil.
- Now add rava by stirring continuously without forming any lumps.
- Cover and cook on a low flame until the water is absorbed and rava is mostly cooked.
- Turn off the flame, remove the vessel from the stove, and let the mixture cool down.
How to make kudumulu
- Take a small portion of the mixture and roll them into balls. If the mixture is sticky then make balls by dipping your hands in water.
- Meanwhile, take a vessel, add water, and place an idli plate. You can also use a pressure cooker without whistle.
- Arrange all the prepared balls in the idli plate.
- Steam the balls for 8-10 minutes depending on the size and age of the rice. If the rice is aged, it takes little more time to cook.
- Cool them completely. Now prasadam is ready to offer to Lord Ganesha.
Don’t forget to check our other sweet recipes
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Kudumulu or Undrallu
- 1 cup Rice Rava
- 2 cups Water
- 2 tbsp Chana dal
- 2 tbsp Coconut (optional)
- 1 tsp Salt or as per your taste.
How to make Rice Rava at home
- Take a cup of rice in a vessel. Add enough water and wash them twice.
- Drain off the water completely.
- Spread them on a cloth and let me dry in the sun or under the fan.
- When the rice is nicely dried, transfer them to a blender.
- Pulse the rice for 2-3 minutes to make a coarse rava.
Preparation for kudumulu or undrallu
- Wash and soak chana dal for 10-15 mins. If you are using coconut, chop them into small chunks and keep aside. I love to add coconut in kudumulu which gives a nice taste and chunky texture.
- In a thick bottomed vessel, take 2 cups of water. Add salt.
- Drain off the chana dal and add them to water along with coconut pieces and bring them to boil.
- Now add the rice rava by stirring continuously without any lumps.
- Cover and cook them on a low flame for 5 mins.
- When the rava is cooked nicely, remove the lid and let it cool down. If you want to do quickly, transfer the mixture to a wide pan or plate and spread it.
How to make Kudumulu or Undrallu
- When the mixture is slightly cool and you were able to hold it with hands. Take a small portion of the mixture and make into balls. If the mixture sticks to your hand, then dip your fingers in water whenever it is required.
- Place the balls in a wide vessel or plate. Repeat the above steps for the rest of the mixture.
- Meanwhile, take a vessel with a 1/2 cup of water, turn on the stove, and place an idly plate in it. You can also use an idli cooker or pressure cooker without a whistle.
- Arrange the prepared balls in the idli plate.
- Cover and steam them for 8-10 minutes depending on the age of rice and size of the balls.
- Cool them completely before offering to Lord Ganesha.